nk497 writes "Mozilla has accused Microsoft of trying to go back to the "digital dark ages" by limiting rival browsers in the ARM version of Windows 8. Third-party browsers won't work in the desktop mode, and Metro style browsers will be limited in what APIs they can use, Mozilla said, forcing users to move to IE instead. Mozilla said it was the first step toward a new platform lock-in that "restricts user choice, reduces competition and chills innovation", and pointed out that such browser control was exactly what upset EU and US regulators about IE in the first place. The Firefox-developer called on Microsoft to "reject the temptation to pursue a closed path," adding "the world doesn't need another closed proprietary environment"."
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